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Chubut (chōbōtˈ) [key], river, c.500 mi (805 km) long, rising in the Andes of SW Argentina and flowing E across Chubut prov. to the Atlantic Ocean at Rawson. The Chico River is its chief tributary. Sheep raising and fruit growing are important along the river's lower course.

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